A Catastrophe Poem by Dr Dillip K Swain

A Catastrophe

Rating: 4.4

There is an inordinate silence
After the devastating cyclone!

The wild wind blew for several hours
People were cocooned in stable towers
Branches of trees flew like kite
Marble stones flew like birds flight

Now, I see a hush all around
The sun utterly refuses to rise
Clearing up job -the sky denies
Chirping birds are not singing
Common folk are afraid of moving!

Is this the day we ever expected?

I predict a bright sunshine tomorrow
People will not again visit sorrow
Everything will gradually settle down
Love and Peace will be restored soon

Pray God never to cause
A catastrophe once again
No one should feel the pain!

Copyright @ Dillip

Richard Wlodarski 25 March 2023

I believe that catastrophes are God's wake-up calls to humanity. Rather than to blame God, let's sound a call to arms to protect and love Mother Earth!

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When the poet says "everything will gradually settle down / Love and Peace will be restored soon", he draws upon his internal energies, as called upon by Bhagawat Gita to ‘Uddharet Aatman aatmanam".

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I have no doubt that this poem calls for deeper understanding and analysis from more angles.

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That is why, I have no hesitation to give 5* and to add this poem to Myfav.

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Terence Craddock 03 May 2023

after the cyclone wind blows hours violent, snapping trees like match sticks, throwing cars trucks like pees, the world is devastated silent, nature rests quiet birds refuse to sing, survivors seek quiet time to rest

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Terence Craddock 06 May 2023

I wrote the poem 'Eerie Cyclone Spent Stillness Beats Loud', inspired by the poem 'A Catastrophe', by the poet Dr Dillip K Swain and dedicated to the poet Dr Dillip K Swain.

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Monty Idumallab 03 May 2023

A very positive poem; its the hope for good which makes us cope with disasters

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Dr Dillip K Swain 21 April 2023

Dear poetess Evelyn Judy Buehler, I value your thoughtful comment a lot...thanks and regards!

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Yes, every catastrophe is followed by a meaningful silence, a silence for preparing a catastrophe in the minds

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 02 April 2023

I love this poem's beautiful message of optimism and positivity, of riding out the storm, until better days.

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